Congressman Ben McAdams today voted for a temporary spending measure that keeps the government operating through November 21st. The bill (H.R. 4378) received bipartisan support. The current fiscal year ends September 30th.
“The only thing worse than voting for a temporary funding bill is a government shutdown, which should never happen. This measure keeps the government operating. We won’t get off the treadmill of continuing resolutions until we buck the status quo and commit to work in a bipartisan way to reach an agreement with both the House and Senate,” said McAdams.
McAdams said the temporary bill also stops a lapse in funding for important health care programs, such as the Community Health Centers and the Special Diabetes Program that supports research and treatment. He said many Utah families rely on both to take care of children’s needs and to get preventive care. It also temporarily extends the National Flood Insurance Program, which is a lifeline for many property owners seeking to protect homes and businesses from flooding that occurs during major storms. The Export-Import Bank of the United States—an independent agency that supports American jobs by helping facilitate the export of goods and services by U.S business to international markets— is also extended.